Tips for Moms on the Go

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Every woman has her own personal fitness goals, and while they may not be the same most would agree that finding the time to work out is a major obstacle. Here are five fun ways you can make time for fitness while keeping up with your demanding schedule.

Start your day with calf raises. This move will give you those attractive runners’ calves without ever having to hit the pavement. To do calf raises, start flat-footed then raise your heel s off of the floor until you are on the balls of your feet. Then lower back down to the starting position. A great time to do these is while you’re getting ready in front of the mirror. While brushing your teeth, do calf raises in a normal stance, and while styling your hair, do them with your toes pointed outwards. 

Another great time to do an on-the-go workout is while you’re driving to work or taking the kids to school.  Sitting is an excellent opportunity to do glut squeezes. This move consists of tightening your gluts for a few seconds and then releasing.  By the time you finish your commute you will have a more shapely behind. If your plans for the day include more sitting, you can work on your posture. For example, if you are sitting at a desk try to avoid leaning over to see your computer. Sit up like a lady, lift your ribs a bit and tighten your core. Not only will you look more attractive while getting the job done, you’ll also be engaging your core and developing stronger abs over time.

Once you get home in the evening, there is often the task of making dinner and doing laundry. Use this as an opportunity to train your body. For example, every time you pick up a heavy food item, such as a couple of cans of tomatoes, do 20 bicep curls. Start by taking one can in each hand and tucking your elbows in with your arms at your sides. Then lift the cans up to your shoulders and back down.  This move will tone your arms. To tone your legs, make use of the any stairways in the house. Instead of walking up the stairs once, try running up the stairs twice. If you do this while holding something heavy, such as laundry, the exercise will be more effective. If heavy items are too cumbersome while climbing the stairs multiple times, run all the way to top carrying the item, place it at the top of the stairs, run all the way back down, and then up again.

Use these ideas as inspiration for ways to work out all day long. You will be pleasantly surprised to learn that the opportunities are endless!

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